Monaleen GAA Club Notes
LIMERICK HURLERS: Well done to the Monaleen contingent involved in the Limerick senior hurling team which played out a thrilling draw with Cork in their second outing in the round round robin format in the new-look Munster championship at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday night last. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Lorcan Lyons are both members of the Limerick senior hurling squad, while Brian Geary is a selector with the Limerick side and Paul Kinnerk is coach.
Limerick face a crucial meeting with Waterford in the Munster senior hurling championship at the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday, 2pm.
LIMERICK FOOTBALLERS: Best of luck to Monaleen’s Donal O’Sullivan who captains the Limerick senior football team in their All-Ireland qualifier with Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening at 6pm. Monaleen player Shane Cusack is also a member of the squad, while our own Barry Fitzpatrick is also strength and conditioning coach with the squad.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL: The Monaleen Junior A footballers are in City Junior A League final action this Thursday when facing Ballybrown at the clubhouse field at 7.30pm. All support welcome.
CONDOLENCES: Deepest sympathy to Madden family on passing of Christy Koyce, Clonbealy, Newport, Co Tipperary, father of Sinead, granddad to Darragh, Caolin & Ellie, father-in-law to Brian. Following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Newport at 11.30am this Wednesday, June 6, burial will take place in Rockvale Cemetery, Newport. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €20,000. The draw took place on Thursday, May 31. The numbers drawn were 24, 32, 35 and 36. Winners of €50 lucky dips were Pa Rya, Ashleigh Wood; Darragh Bonfil, Texas; Joseph and Marie Beglane, Woodhaven; Peggy O’Brien c/o the Club. Our jackpot remains at its maximum allowed limit of €20,000 and will remain at this level until some lucky winner carries off the Big prize. Tickets can be purchased on a weekly basis from local shops and pubs and the draw is held every Thursday night in the club at 10pm.
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Monaleen U-14 hurlers who are competing in Feile na nGael in Galway beginning this Friday evening
FEILE HURLING: Excitement levels are growing in the club this week as Monaleen’s U-14 hurlers put their finishing touches to their Feile na nGael preparations.
This year Monaleen achieved club history by retaining their Limerick U14 Division 1 Féile hurling title, when overcoming Doon in the final in Claughaun.
The U14 boys, captained by Joseph Fitzgerald, now progress to represent Limerick Hurling in Division 1 of Féile na nGael in Connacht. The team will play their hosts Turloughmore, of Galway, Castlegar, also from Galway and Lucan Sarsfields, from Dublin in their three group fixtures, beginning this Friday, June 8.
We face Castlegar in our opening fixture in Turloughmore at 5.45pm on Friday, while we take on Lucan Sarsfieds at 7.15pm that evening.
Our final group fixture will be against our hosts Turloughmore at 10.45am on Saturday. All support weclome. Results will then determine if they progress to the finals in the Connacht GAA Centre in Ballyhaunis, Mayo. These are very exciting times for the boys
and the club hope to see them advance to play at senior level for club and county in the years to come.
As part of the Feile Fundraising drive, members of our U-14 hurling squad and their families held a very successful bag packing initiative at Dunnes Stores on Childers Road on Friday last. Thanks to shoppers for their generous support.
Monaleen U14 Féile Hurling squad: Aidan Williams, Ben Hayes, Ben Murnane, Bryan Toland, Ciarán Buckley, Conall O’Duinn, Darragh Clifford, Darragh Langan, Darragh Lehane, Evan O’Connell, Jack Golden, Jack Ryan, Joseph Fitzgerald, Leon McMahon, Luke Ryan, Mark Field, Mark Kinsella, Matthew Fitzgerald, Muiris O’Dálaigh, Oisín Toland, Scott Lavelle, Shane Twomey, Tony Power.
Monaleen U-8 hurlers pictured in Toomevara
U-8 HURLING: Our U8 Hurlers took to the M7 last Saturday morning to face Toomevara GAA Club in what was tipped to be the U8 Hurling tie of the weekend!!!! There was plenty talk around the parish that the new U8 structure was harder then last year however the game was fixed and had to be played. Both teams togged 24 players and played 9 games in total with 3 teams each. All games had everything you’d expect at this level, power, savage work rate, firepower, and tactical brilliance. We had star performances from Jack McNamara, John Sheahan, Evan Carroll, Conor Langan, Harry Ryan, Frank Dowling, Ben O’Donoghue, Jamie Flannery, Sean Heffernan, Luke O’Riordan, Dara Scully, Paudie Quilter, Donnacha Ryan, Oscar Keane, Robert Corbett, Rory O’Brien, Finn Carney, Ethan Rock, Brian Halley, Daithi O’Carroll, Mark O’Grady, Rhys Guinan, Daire Cremin, & Jack Noonan. Our next game is June’s county blitz in Na Piarsaigh this Friday night.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Best of luck to our Community Games hurling team which will take on Bruff in the county final this Sunday evening in Ballybricken GAA Grounds at 7.15pm. All support welcome.